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By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 31, 2015
1822 Lighthouse Marker
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — 1822 Lighthouse
Built where Indians camped and the William Hincher Family settled in 1792. Restored by the Lighthouse Historical Society in 1984. — Map (db m39970) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — 1835 House
1835 House Home of Benjamin Campbell, merchant-miller; later of Frederick Whittlesey, jurist. Headquarters, Landmark Society — Map (db m115295) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Austin Steward 1793-1869
Austin Steward, a freed slave, settled in Rochesterville in 1817, where he opened a butcher shop. In 1818, he constructed a two-story building on this site for his expanding grocery and dry goods store. Steward was a strong advocate of temperance . . . — Map (db m55772) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Battle of the Bulge
World War II This memorial is dedicated to the soldiers who fought in the bloodiest battle waged by the American army in World War II. The Ardennes Campaign was fought in Belgium and Luxembourg December 16, 1944 - January 25, 1945 Forcing the . . . — Map (db m62097) WM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Bausch & Lomb Riverside Park — Empires in America/Securing Western New York/Elmwood Avenue Bridge
Empires in America After Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, European invaders claimed it for themselves. By the middle of the eighteenth century, France, England, and Spain claimed possession of most of the North American . . . — Map (db m131876) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Boat Building
The building of boats has been an important industry throughout the history of the port. The first schooner built on the Genesee was named the Jemima, built in the 1790's at the place known as "Fall Town," King's Landing and Hanford Landing. Also on . . . — Map (db m90557) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Brighton Village
Brighton Village In early 19th century, hub of activity on stage route & canal, famed for seeds & nurseries. Church first organized in 1817. Rochester annexed village in 1905. — Map (db m115350) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Broad Street
Broad Street is built over the way of The Erie Canal Which was completed in1825 This section was last used in the season 1919 The canal was an artery carrying life to many communities The steady flow of commerce from the Great Lakes to the . . . — Map (db m63997) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Camp Fitz-John Porter
Camp Fitz-John Porter ——· • · —— On this site in 1862 was erected Camp Fitz-John Porter as a recruit camp for Civil War soldiers. Named after a Union general, it was the initial training ground for Monroe County's 108th . . . — Map (db m115287) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Camp Hillhouse
Camp Hillhouse Col. Crooks' 8th N.Y. Vol. Cav. & Irish Brigade of 105th N.Y. Vol. Inf. used this county fairground site as Civil War recruiting station, 1861-62. — Map (db m115301) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Casconchiagon
Indian village at falls nearby. Occupied until 1819. — Map (db m58205) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Champion of the Genesee River / A Beacon of Knowledge
"Champion of the Genesee River" [west side] Bill Davis was born May 6, 1918 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn State University as an industrial engineer and came to Rochester in 1939 where he worked for the Eastman Kodak Company. . . . — Map (db m90512) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Changes Over Time — Turning Point Park — Genesee Riverway
Changes Over Time 19th Century Industrial Era For a century, starting in the 1870s, this area of the Genesee River was dominated by industrial uses. The railroad trestle, shown above, was built up on this site in 1909 to transfer coal from . . . — Map (db m117894) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Charlotte Cemetery
Charlotte Cemetery Maintained by the County of Monroe Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War Veterans, Lake Captains, Sam Patch and first lighthouse keeper rest here. — Map (db m90172) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse
A Strategic Location Charlotte was once a bustling commercial shipping port, the destination of sidewheelers and sailing vessels unloading supplies for a growing city and loading products from the region. Today the harbor is still an . . . — Map (db m90400) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Civil War Memorial in Mount Hope Cemetery
This memorial has no identifying text other than a short excerpt from Theodore O'Hara's poem, Bivouac of the Dead On Fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards with solemn round the bivouac of the . . . — Map (db m70733) WM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Clara Barton Red Cross Trail
Clara Barton Red Cross Trail linking chapters 1 & 2 of the American Red Cross founded by Miss Barton at Dansville & Rochester 1881 — Map (db m115302) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Cobbs Hill Park / Cobbs Hill
Cobbs Hill Park Public land first acquired for the city's second distributing reservoir. Completed 1908. Capacity 144,000,000 Gallons. George Eastman donated land along Culver Road 1909 and with the financial help of other citizens the city . . . — Map (db m57402) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — County of Monroe
Created February 23, 1821 - Named for James Monroe Born April 28, 1758, Virginia - Died July 4, 1831, New York Major in the American Revolution - Senator from Virginia United States Minister to France and England Twice Governor of Virginia - . . . — Map (db m57092) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Crossing the River by Ferry
Native Americans and early French explorers traveled by canoe and used Irondequoit Bay as the entrance to Genesee Country. Since the river was the easiest way of shipping goods to the lake, Canandaigua merchants commissioned Oliver Culver (in 1803) . . . — Map (db m90567) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Crossroads of Transportation — Rochester transitions from horse & wagon to canals, railroads, subway, buses and automobiles
Canals provide an inexpensive way to move people and goods 1825 The Erie Canal The Erie Canal connects the Hudson River and Lake Erie. The 363 miles of navigable waterway provided a cost-efficient way to transport goods to and from the . . . — Map (db m61901) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Curtis Point
Dedicated by the County of Monroe and the City of Rochester in honor of Ted Curtis Visionary advocate for the City of Rochester, the Genesee River and the Erie Canal 14 July 2011 On the 20th anniversary of the Corn Hill Waterfront & . . . — Map (db m57771) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — D. Matthew Brown, Jr.
Neighborhood United Association proudly dedicates this plaque in honor of D. Matthew Brown, Jr., one of Rochester's founders and a visionary for whom Brown Street was named. In 1816, Dr. Brown settled in Rochester where he and his brother . . . — Map (db m62090) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Douglass Home
Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and editor of the "North Star", hid many fugitive slaves at his home on this site. — Map (db m65160) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — 505 — Douglass Home
Frederick and Anna Douglass lived in a home on this site with their 5 children, 1848-1851 Welcomed freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad — Map (db m128546) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Early Mills and Races
In 1789 Ebenezer "Indian" Allen built the first saw and grist mills in the 100-acre tract. The tract was awarded to him in 1788 by Oliver Phelps during negotiations with the Seneca Tribe for the vast Phelps and Gorham Purchase. His mills, located . . . — Map (db m64523) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Ely House - 1837
Designed by Hugh Hastings for Hervey Ely in Greek temple style with wings occupied by Howard Osgood 1871-1905 and D.A.R. 1920- — Map (db m57091) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Erie Canal
Officially opened on October 26, 1825, the Erie Canal stretched 363 miles from Albany to Buffalo, connecting the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and the Port of New York. It carried thousands of pioneers from the east to Rochester and cut the cost . . . — Map (db m62082) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — 506 — First RIT Campus
Rochester Athenaeum est. 1829 Mechanics Institute est. 1885 located here. Merged 1891 & renamed Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944. — Map (db m128545) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Ford Street Bridge — Formerly Clarissa Street Bridge
New York Historic Marker Ford Street Bridge (Formerly Clarissa Street Bridge) Originally built - 1918 Original width - 39' Rehabilitation date - 2001 New width - 50' — Map (db m101155) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Frederick Douglass — 1818-1895
Escaped Slave, Abolitionist, Suffragist, Journalist and Statesman. Founder of the Civil Rights Movement in America — Map (db m55840) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Frederick Douglass Home Site
Underground Railroad Sites Rochester's proximity to Lake Ontario afforded runaway slaves a direct route to freedom in Canada. Hundreds of runaway slaves were "conducted" from one "station" to another along this secret network of escape routes . . . — Map (db m65156) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — From Hunting Ground to City
The site on which this city is built was once the land of the Seneca Tribe, part of the Iroquois Nation. The Seneca named this region Gen-nis-he-yo, which means "pleasant valley". Hunters and fishermen once roamed the lakeshore, riverside and nearby . . . — Map (db m64522) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Front Street
Front Street, once noted for its markets and first local homes of poor immigrants, no longer exists. Laid out in the 1820s as two long blocks, Front Street was lined by low brick buildings. While the ground floors contained markets, small . . . — Map (db m64524) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Genesee River Gorge: 20,000 Years in the Making
The Earth is Constantly Changing Soils and sands get washed from mountainsides and settle into lakes and oceans where they are naturally compressed into layers of sedimentary rocks. The layers of rock are like pages of a book and tell the . . . — Map (db m64530) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Genesee River Gorge: Centuries of Conflict in Pleasant Valley
The Genesee River valley, called by the Native Americans Gen-nis-he-yo (Geneseo) meaning "Pleasant Valley", was prized territory. In addition to providing transportation and an abundant resource for salmon fishing and hunting, the land had . . . — Map (db m64531) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Genesee River Gorge: Geology
Post-glacial erosion has exposed the geologic history of Rochester extending back hundreds of millions of years. During the past 12,000 years the Genesee River has cut and shaped the underlying bedrock to form Rochester's gorge and three falls. . . . — Map (db m62086) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Genesee River Gorge: Industrial & Urban Development — The Bausch Memorial Bridge and Surrounding Area
By 1855, ten grist mills, producing 500,000 barrels of flour annually, were located along Brown's Race. Twenty-five years later, power generated at Brown's Raceway estimated at 3,670 horsepower. It remained the most powerful water power system in . . . — Map (db m62085) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — George Eastman — 1854-1932
Both the Eastman School of Music and its magnificent Eastman Theater are vivid examples of the extraordinary vision of George Eastman. The school, founded in 1921 as the first professional school of the University of Rochester, is one of the world's . . . — Map (db m63992) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — George Eastman House
George Eastman House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Site Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the . . . — Map (db m101153) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Grove Place
Beginning in the twentieth century, this historic neighborhood, now known as Grove Place, was home to some of the leading families of Rochester, including George Selden, an eminent Rochester patent attorney and inventor of the automobile gasoline . . . — Map (db m62098) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Hartwell Carver, M.D.
In memory of Hartwell Carver, M.D. a descendant of John Carver who came over in the May Flower A.D. 1620. He lived to see as an achieved fact what forty years before was to him a vision of the future. Many years of his life were devoted to . . . — Map (db m65161) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Have honor for Nathaniel Rochester
Have honor for Nathaniel Rochester after whom our city was named. Born in Virginia 21 February 1752 Colonel in the American Revolution Patriot Pioneer Founder He typified in his honorable public service and private enterprise the best . . . — Map (db m70731) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Hayden House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1853 — Map (db m115296) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Highland Park
Rochester's first park, offered in 1883 by Ellwanger & Barry Nursery; Accepted Jan. 13, 1888. Park Commission formed May 1, 1888. — Map (db m56107) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Historic Site in Journalism
On this site, Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) published an anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star, and succeeding journals from 1847 until 1863. He had escaped from slavery in his youth and become one of the most eloquent speakers and aggressive . . . — Map (db m55692) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — In Honor of the Crew of USS Liberty
In Honor of the crew of the USS Liberty - AGTR 5, in recognition of their courageous and faithful service for military action on June 8, 1967 - The following decorations were awarded - ★ Congressional Medal of Honor ★ 2 Navy crosses, 38 . . . — Map (db m90788) WM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Indian Town
In primitive wilderness here was a large Algonkin village whose bark cabins and tilled fields covered nine acres — Map (db m131213) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Irondequoit and its Waterfront
Although most of the commercial activity took place on the west bank, Irondequoit rivaled Charlotte as a summer resort. At the north end of Irondequoit Bay was Sea Breeze with its docks, hotels and amusement park. Also on the bay were the Newport . . . — Map (db m90471) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Is this the Erie Canal?
The canal below your feet was constructed as part of the NYS Barge Canal. Started in 1905 and completed in 1918, it widened older canal sections and built new waterways to accommodate larger barges. This was a new section that bypassed the original . . . — Map (db m131804) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Jonathan Child
First Mayor of Rochester, 1834-1835, Built the House in 1838 and lived here with his wife, Sophia Eliza Rochester Child, until 1850 — Map (db m55820) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Kelsey's Landing
Freedom was assured for escaping slaves who boarded Canadian vessels here at the end of the Underground Railroad. — Map (db m58198) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — King's Landing
King's Landing First Rochester cemetery; site of first settlement. In its hallowed graves lie this rivers port's pioneers and veterans of three wars. — Map (db m117892) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — King's Landing 1796
King's Landing 1796 First white settlement and lake port west of the Genesee River. Founded by Gideon King and Zadock Granger, Revolutionary soldiers, five log houses and a blacksmith shop were erected nearby on Landing Road with a . . . — Map (db m108623) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Latta House
Latta House Built ca 1809 by Samuel Latta, named first customs collector of the Port of Genesee by President Thomas Jefferson in 1805. — Map (db m113460) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Lighthouses
Immediately after the War of 1812, there was a brisk and increased trade with Canada. In 1822, a lighthouse and two-room keeper's house were built on the bluff. In 1829, two piers were built to channel the river. A new wooden lighthouse was built at . . . — Map (db m90393) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Main Street Bridge
Before the first Main Street Bridge was completed in 1812, pioneers faced hazardous crossings of the Genesee River. In 1809, the state legislature ordered joint construction by Ontario and Genesee Counties of a bridge at the Old Falls. The new . . . — Map (db m64525) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Manufacturing in Charlotte
The blast furnace was Charlotte's major manufacturing facility. It was in operation from 1868 to 1927. Coal from Pennsylvania came in by rail. Hematite ore and limestone from Furnaceville arrived by barge. The furnace produced molten iron and the . . . — Map (db m90655) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Margaret Woodbury Strong — Collector Extraordinaire — People of the Coast
Margaret Woodbury Strong loved to play and recognized the importance of play to learning. She founded The Stong in 1968, and it opened to the public in 1982. The Strong is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted soley to the study of . . . — Map (db m101160) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Merchant Ship to Warship — Schooner-Gunboats in the U.S. Navy — War of 1812
Merchant Schooners In the spring of 1812 there were over 34 schooners in merchant service on Lake Ontario, transporting people and cargo. These small vessels carried 50-100 tons of cargo. Larger vessels were impractical since most lake port . . . — Map (db m90802) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Morning of February 18, 1861 — Abraham Lincoln
Near this spot on the morning of February 18, 1861 Abraham Lincoln addressed the citizens of Rochester. — Map (db m41805) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Morrie E. Silver — 1909-1974
The Man who saved baseball for Rochester in 1957, spearheading a stock drive he and 8,221 other bought shares in the team in order to purchase the franchise and stadium from the St. Louis Cardinals. This sculpture symbolizes his desire to preserve . . . — Map (db m58642) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark — Erie Canal
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark The Erie Canal Begun at Rome, N.Y., July 4, 1817 - Completed 1825 Benjamin Wright (1770-1842) Chief Engineer ASCE 1967 — Map (db m63996) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Ninth of November, 1886
In the evening of the ninth of November, 1886, The Manufactory of the Steam Gauge and Lantern Company, while filled with operatives was destroyed by a fierce and sudden fire in which thirty-four lives were lost. The remains of these six, burned . . . — Map (db m70894) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Nursery Office
Nursery Office Designed by A.J. Davis in the Gothic style, 1855 for Ellwanger and Barry, the nurserymen who made Rochester the Flower City. — Map (db m101157) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — On this site stood the Standard Brewing Company's main Brewery Building.
The Standard Brewing Company was established in 1889. The ornate building was designed by famed architect A.C. Wagner. The brewery specialized in porter and other ales. By 1915, the brewery was producing 50,000 barrels a year. Standard closed during . . . — Map (db m62088) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Original Site of Frederick Douglass Monument
This plaque marks the original site of a statue erected to honor Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a leading spokesman for the abolitionist movement. The statue dedicated in 1899 was the first in America to honor the accomplishments of . . . — Map (db m65113) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Pioneer School
First schoolhouse in Rochester was built of wood on this site, 1813. It was replaced by a two-story stone building, 1836, and by this structure, 1873. — Map (db m57090) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Pont de Rennes Pedestrian Bridge — Historic Marker — (Formerly Platt Street Bridge)
Historic Marker Pont de Rennes Pedestrian Bridge (Formerly Platt Street Bridge) Originally Built - 1891 Rochester Bridge and Iron Works Converted to Pedestrian Mall - 1980 — Map (db m55773) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Port of the Genesee, New York
Port of the Genesee, New York. Original artwork by Christopher Blossom. Oil on Canvas 34" x 60" Commissioned by the law firm of Harris Beach and Wilcox. The Story of the Painting In 1990, the law firm of Harris Beach and Wilcox commissioned . . . — Map (db m90429) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Port on Lake Ontario
A variety of sailing vessels have come into our port. The steamboat Ontario visited the Genesee in 1817 on her maiden voyage. The sighting of a ship far off on the horizon and following her into port, a ship like today's Stephen B. . . . — Map (db m90721) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Portage Trail
Past this spot ran the portage trail from Irondequoit Bay to Red Creek in Genesee Valley Park. Its eastern end was at the Indian Landing. The portage followed the direction of Highland Avenue and skirted the base of Mt. Hope. It formed the part of . . . — Map (db m57404) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Post House
Quakers Isaac and Amy Post hid 15 fugitives overnight in their house, a station on the Underground Railroad at this site. — Map (db m55689) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Railroads — Transportation Crossroads
Charlotte was a transportation crossroads through which people and goods were moved. The area was served by three railroads: the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh, the New York Central, and the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburgh [Ogdensburg]. The Lake . . . — Map (db m90653) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Resort Area
Charlotte was not only an important commercial port, but it was also a renowned recreational area. Three railroads and an electric trolley brought countless passengers to the lakeshore. People came from as far away as Pittsburgh and Oswego. Hotels . . . — Map (db m90327) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Richardson Farm
Former underground railroad station, owner Dave Richardson was known by Blacks for his booming voice, 250 lb, 6 ft frame. City of Rochester 1834-1984 — Map (db m108719) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Rochester: Center of Freedom — Isaac and Amy Post home - stop on the Underground Railroad
This site later became the home of the Hochstein School of Music Amy and Isaac Post personified the dedication to temperance, abolition of slavery and women's rights that distinguished Rochester as a center of freedom in America. . . . — Map (db m63989) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Rochester's Early Banks
Diagonally across Franklin Street stands a fine example of the work of esteemed Rochester architect J. Foster Warner. This traditional banking house was built in 20th century Byzantine Style in 1928 for the Rochester Savings Bank. It features . . . — Map (db m56296) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Roll Coating Wheel
This Roll Coating Wheel represents the beginnings of the acetate film maufacturing process for the Eastman Kodak Company.

The acetate base is cast onto the wheel surface, cures enough to be stripped off after one revolution, and is conveyed . . . — Map (db m108714) HM

New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Samuel Torres — 1910-1980 — (South Marker)
Samuel Torres arrived in Rochester in 1950 and was instrumental in building Rochester's Hispanic community. He spoke out against discrimination in housing and employment practices and was dedicated. to encouraging Hispanics to vote and to seek . . . — Map (db m64558) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Samuel Torres — 1910-1980 — (North Marker)
Samuel Torres arrived in Rochester in 1950 and was instrumental in building Rochester's Hispanic community. He spoke out against discrimination in housing and employment practices and was dedicated. to encouraging Hispanics to vote and to seek . . . — Map (db m64559) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Schiller Park
Renamed in honor of Friedrich von Schiller, Franklin Square was formerly a center of German-American life. Twenty societies gathered here to march to Anderson Park for the dedication of Schiller's Monument, their gift to Rochester, on Nov. 26, 1908. . . . — Map (db m65117) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Second Erie Canal Aqueduct
Second Erie Canal Aqueduct Over Genesee River - Lower Level completed in 1842 Outstanding example of Erie Canal Construction and engineering Built in conjunction with the first major improvement and enlargement of the canal Nathan S. . . . — Map (db m63995) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Seward Seminary
Rosetta, daughter of Frederick Douglass was denied right to enroll at girl's [sic] private academy by the vote of one parent. — Map (db m55839) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Site of Rochester City Hospital
Through the efforts of the Rochester Female Charitable Society and the Chartering Board, Rochester City Hospital was erected here on the former site of the Western Cemetery in 1862. Chartered on May 7, 1847 and opened in 1864, the Hospital served . . . — Map (db m65118) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — St. Mary's Hospital
St. Mary's Hospital Opened in September 1857 by the Sisters of Charity from Emmitsburg, Maryland. Cared for over 3000 sick and wounded Civil War Soldiers. — Map (db m101158) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Stutson Street Bridge — 1917-2004
Twin brothers James and Joseph Stutson came to Rochester in 1822 and operated hotels in downtown Rochesterville and at Hanford Landing. In 1850, they bought the Commercial Hotel in Charlotte and renamed it "Stutson House." It was located at the . . . — Map (db m90478) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony 1820-1906 Leader in the movement for women's political, social, economic, and education rights. Proposed the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution. — Map (db m115281) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Susan B. Anthony House — Headquarters of the Suffrage Movement
A Suffragist and much more Susan B. Anthony lived in this house for the forty most active years of her life. This house was the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872 and her death in 1906. It served as the headquarters for the National . . . — Map (db m58202) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Susan B. Anthony Voted Here
At a shop on this site on November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony and 14 women from this neighborhood voted in the presidential election. Two weeks later, Miss Anthony was arrested in her home on Madison Street for this illegal action. Women . . . — Map (db m61902) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — The 100 Acre Tract — The Heart of the Village of Rochester
1788 The Seneca Indians ceded Oliver Phelps & Nathaniel Gorham 2,600,000 acres of land east of the Genesee River and granted an additional 200,000 acres west of the river for a mill yard on condition that a mill be erected for their use. Phelps and . . . — Map (db m62080) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — The Canalway Trail
Nope. No mules here. The Erie Canal song relates “I’ve got a mule and her name is Sal.” Sorry, but Sal would not be pulling boats along this trail. This canal was constructed as the Barge Canal between 1905-1918 when boats traveled by . . . — Map (db m131796) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — The Founding of the River Campus
Two events that influenced the University’s expansion from Prince Street to the River Campus were the admittance of women in the university as well as the project to build a medical center. In 1910 a man named Abraham Flexner envisioned a new . . . — Map (db m70896) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — The Genesee
Full many fair and famous streams beneath the sun there be, But more to us than any seems our own dear Genesee. We love her banks and stately falls, for to our minds they bring Our dear old Alma Mater's halls, where sweetest memories cling. . . . — Map (db m131259) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — The Genesee Brew House Building — 1904
This building was constructed to serve as the Standard Brewing Company's state of the art bottling plant from 1904-1920. When the 18th Amendment was ratified, Standard ceased brewing operations. From the 1920's-1940's, this building housed several . . . — Map (db m62087) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — The Genesee River
The Genesee River, "Rochester's Greatest Scenic Asset," begins in Pennsylvania and flows north into Lake Ontario. The Genesee reaches Portageville as a sizeable river and plunges dramatically over three spectacular falls it carved through Letchworth . . . — Map (db m64526) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — The Hojack Railroad Swing Bridge — Rochester's Genesee River
Hojack Swing Bridge The later decades of the 19th Century were a time of rapid growth. Much of Rochester's infrastructure - its rail, river, and canal transportation network - was built at this time. As part of the 21 bridges that at one time . . . — Map (db m90758) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — The Lehigh Valley Railroad Bridge
Usually you build a bridge to avoid an obstacle in the way -but sometimes the obstacle shows up later. The Lehigh Valley Railroad was the last major railroad to built in New York State. It transported coal from the mines in the Lehigh Valley of . . . — Map (db m131229) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — The Village of Charlotte
Mark Twain is reported to have said that Rochester was noted for having a village six miles to its north that was named "CHAR-lotte," but the inhabitants call it Char-LOTT. However it is pronounced, the importance of Charlotte has been interwined . . . — Map (db m90536) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — The West Garden
This garden was originally created in 1917 by Claude Bragdon. George Eastman had been inspired by photographs of the Garden at Hestercombe House, Somerset, England, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Miss Gertrude Jekyll. During the subsequent years . . . — Map (db m101154) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — To Commemorate the Memory of Ira J. Jacobson
To Commemorate the Memory of Ira J. Jacobson who took part in the following engagements of The World War 1917 - 1918 Dickebush Sector, Belgium East Poperinge Line, Hindenburg Line, LaSalle River, Jonc Demer Ridge, Vurstraat Ride, St. Maurice . . . — Map (db m90743) WM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — To the Memory of
Capt-Lieut. Thomas Boyd, Sergeant Michael Parker, Sergeant Nicholas Hungerman, Sergeant William Floyd, Corporal Calhoun, Oneida Lt. Honyost Thaosagwat and nine volunteer riflemen, John Conrey, Benjamin Curtin, James McElroy, William . . . — Map (db m70895) HM WM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Transformation of a Neighborhood — From Pioneer Cemetery to Thriving Neighborhood
West Burying Ground In 1820 a lot in the woods, distant from the village, was purchased for a new cemetery. Col. Nathaniel Rochester Col. Nathaniel Rochester was buried here in the West Burying Ground in 1831. Burials were . . . — Map (db m61896) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Transportation and Commerce
From Seneca fording place to aqueduct and bridge — a perpetual crossing place Erie Canal Rerouted South of the City and out of Downtown The last canal boat passed through the Erie Canal in downtown Rochester in 1919. The city had . . . — Map (db m65116) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Trophy Cannon
From the wreck of the Spanish Cruiser Castilla, Sunk by the American Squadron under Commodore George Dewey, in the Battle of Manila Bay, May 1st, 1898. American Squadron. Commodore George Dewey: Olympia, Baltimore, Boston, Raleigh, Concord, Hugh . . . — Map (db m56109) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Trophy Cannon presented to Monroe County by Hon. O.F. Williams.
. Taken from the Spanish flag-ship Reina Christina at Manila Bay, May 1, 1898. Dedicated November 28, 1902 by L. Bordman Smith Command No. 53, Spanish War Veterans, Memorial to Monroe County Comrades who sacrificed their lives on the altar of . . . — Map (db m70732) WM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Underground Railroad
The upriver ports of Carthage and Kelsey's Landing were stopping places for boats bound for Canada. Escaped slaves arrived in Rochester via the "Underground Railroad" and looked for a friendly captain to take them across the lake and deliver them to . . . — Map (db m90608) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Upriver Landings on the Genesee
Originally known as Fall Town, King's Landing was located east of Lake Avenue, south of the cemeteries and near Kodak's treatment plant. Gideon King's family and other settlers arrived in 1797, but "Genesee Fever" soon killed most of the . . . — Map (db m90741) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — War of 1812
The United States declared war on Great Britain in June of 1812. The British Navy visited the Genesee River four times during that war. Although sparsely populated, Charlotte's port trade with Canada and its stocked warehouses made it a prime target . . . — Map (db m90304) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Welcome to Genesee Valley Park — Genesee Riverway Trail/Greenway Trail/Erie Canalway Trail
Genesee Valley Park Genesee Valley Park was the second of the original parks in Rochester to be designed by Frederick Law Oldsted. Historic parkland with rolling lawn, groves of mature trees, and placid river views on both sides of the . . . — Map (db m131882) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Welcome to the High Falls — A New York State Heritage Area
The City of Rochester grew around the unique feature of four water falls and their potential to generate hydro-power. The High Falls of the Genesee River, with a drop of 96 feet, was recognized as early as 1807 as having the potential to . . . — Map (db m64529) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Widewaters Field
These stones from the first aqueduct and the locks were set October 30, 1926 at the eastern widewaters to commemorate the first centenary of the Erie Canal presented to the City of Rochester — Map (db m57403) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — World War II
In honor of those from the Nineteenth Ward who served their country in World War II. May their example always be an inspiration to those in whose care rests the welfare of our beloved country — Map (db m131218) WM

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